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W. A. Mozart: Ave verum corpus
UM Collegium Musicum,
February 2004
Franz Liszt: Ave verum corpus
UM Collegium Musicum,
February 2004
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
UM Collegium Musicum,
February 2004
    
Beginning Conducting
University of Miami
Fall 2005 Semester

During my three years at UM, I taught beginning conducting four semesters and intermediate conducting one semester. Incoming graduates learned how to teach conducting by working in teams During this class on preparatory beats, I instruct the class while incoming graduate students work with the undergraduate students on mastering the techniques.
    This clip edits out the small group sessions, in which I move about the room working with individual students.

David Friddle: New Victory
Cantarìa 20th-anniversary
Asheville, NC, June 2018

In 1997 I returned to Asheville, NC—where I had lived from 1991–92. I had only a few months earlier managed the SC Gay Pride March in my hometown of Greenville; the publisher Roger Bourland had dared me to found a gay men's choir in South Carolina; to my, and many others, Upstate Singers Allied was born. When I moved back to Asheville, I had no intention of starting another choir; however, my friend Will Jones proved to be quite persuasive, which resulted in Cantarìa. I left Asheville the following year to return to New York City to be Director of Music at Central Presbyterian Church. The guys in South Carolina weren't able to keep Upstate Singers Allied going after my departure; the singers in Cantarìa, however, kept it going—even to 20 years, at which concert I was honored to be invited to conduct my own composition, New Victory, as the first piece on the program.